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    Theory and Practical Bee Keeping Course for 2013

    For anyone seeking training courses for new bee keepers in the South West London and North Surrey area, please see the details on the Kingston Bee Keeping Association web site. Theory course on Mondays from 21st January to 11th March 2013 Practical course at the KBKA Apiary on Saturdays from...
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    Mechanical device for lifting brood box/super

    Yes he does. Are we allowed to put a link in to his site, or is that against forum rules? Pete
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    Roof Insulation - cheap.

    What considerations are necessary when adding insulation? When needed: - Is there a daily/nighly average temp below which insulation is best to add. What, if any, provision is required for maintaining or increasing ventilation whilst insulation material is in place? Thanks Pete
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    BB size advice please...

    Thank you MM - I have indeed been in touch with TB via his neat website. Planning on paying a visit to his workshop in the near future. Very impressive build quality to his hives, I think I just might be making my purchases very soon! Thank you for all of the posts to this thread. I am now...
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    Maisemores have a sale on

    T B Yes I have mine - came on Tuesday. Protective clothing - jacket and trousers and additional hat/veil - all ordered on Saturday. Hope you are not having trouble! Pete.
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    BB size advice please...

    Hombre, Although this sounds like a mighty challenge, is it not also a sign of healthy colony expansion? Whether you've kept them, passed them on to other keepers or they are out there for someone else to retrieve is all good, or no? Hoping I have not missed the point.
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    BB size advice please...

    Thanks Tony Me FAFF - never! I am working my way through the Hooper book, learning along the way. As for all these 'flavours' of hive...although new territory to me, the banter is very familiar. I come from the world of cycling where there are 'forum wars' acted out over the Campagnolo v...
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    New user profile - completing Weather Setup fields

    Dear Admin I would be grateful for your advice on the correct data required for the two fields in the user profile titled: Weather Setup 1 of 2 and 2 of 2. Not sure if this is particularly necessary - but I am happy to complete if I know what's required. BTW - a great forum experience so far...
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    BB size advice please...

    Hombre, thanks for the welcome and for the advice. It's all being added to my growing library of information. The first bit of beekeeping advice I was given was 'there is a lot of advice!' The good thing is there is more than one way to do things...so long as one is aware of the considerations...
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    Maisemores have a sale on

    M-M....all friendly so far.... Thank you.... I am all ears and eyes for the sales.... Yup - I too am keeping a special watch on that VAT hike, so I think my buying plan needs to be brought forward! I think that the Thornes Windsor (yard) sale is coming soon Sat Oct 9th- not sure if covered...
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    BB size advice please...

    Thanks Queens59 and taff.. Now seen the (Burnett) conversion kit you refer to, good to know that this permutation is available. Of course the DIY option does too, I will have to refresh my carpentry skills - which is no bad thing either. Please to know that 14x12 nucs will be out there...
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    BB size advice please...

    OK folks, hello, I am new here and this is my first thread. I would be grateful to receive some advice on the size of brood box I should get set up with as I am now beginning to collect equipment and hopefully buy my first National hive(s) within the next few months (pre the vat increase...
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    Maisemores have a sale on

    Thanks Veg - I have only been a member of the forum for less than and hour, I your post and link, see the sale and buy stuff!!!! Thanks Pete
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